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I. Getting Help
Drug & Alcohol Addiction Rehab, Treatment & Recovery Resources in Indianapolis, IN

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I. Getting Help

What to Consider When Choosing a Rehab Center

When thinking about which treatment options and rehab programs to explore, consider asking these relevant questions:

Keep in mind that numerous factors will impact your rehab options, including the severity of your addiction, your financial situation, and your individual circumstances.

For more information on how to make all of these decisions, read our guide to Choosing the Right Rehab.

The Highest Rated, Low-Cost Rehabs in Indianapolis

The cost of rehab can be high, depending on both your location and your specific treatment needs. Whether or not you have insurance, you can find help to break free of your addiction. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA), there are 54 substance abuse treatment centers in the Indianapolis area. Many of these organizations strive to provide substance abuse recovery services to residents, regardless of their financial status. Out of these 54 rehabs, Aspire Indiana Health, Inc. Addiction Services has received the highest overall scores based on our five core metrics.

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We used these five core metrics to determine the quality of each treatment center. For more information, feel free to read a full breakdown of our filtering process and ranking methodology.

1. Aspire Indiana Health, Inc. Addiction Services

With an overall score of 7 points out of 10 possible points and ranking high in each category, Aspire Indiana Health, Inc. Addiction Services offers both residential and outpatient substance abuse services with rehabilitation involving Methadone, Buprenorphine, and Naltrexone. Treatment approaches provided by the center include both cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, trauma-related counseling, 12-step facilitation and Matrix Model approaches, relapse prevention, and more.

Ancillary services at Aspire range from housing and transportation assistance to health education and screenings to treatment for gambling disorder and tobacco cessation to counseling services for individuals, couples and families. The center also features a wide range of special programs aimed at unique groups, such as persons with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, members of the LGBTQ community, persons with HIV or AIDS, patients who have experienced trauma, and more.

Accepted payment for treatment services includes federal funding, Medicaid and other state-funded health insurance, TRICARE, private health insurance, and private pay. Payment assistance and a sliding fee scale based on income and other factors are also available.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 6
  • Treatment Approaches: 6.66
  • Cost: 8.58
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 7.81
  • Ancillary Services: 6.29

2. Community Outreach Network Services, Inc.

Community Outreach Network Services, Inc. had an overall score of 5.5 points out of 10 points. The center provides outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services limited to intervention, prevention, and education, and accepts clients on opioid medication. Complementary treatment approaches range from trauma-related counseling, anger management, and 12-step facilitation to brief intervention, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention.

The center scored especially high for its multitude of special programs for unique demographics, ranging from active duty military members and clients referred from the court system to pregnant and postpartum women and persons with HIV or AIDS, and many more. Ancillary services intended to facilitate patient success by focusing on the whole person include mental health assessments, domestic violence services, employment counseling and training, treatment for non-substance abuse addictions, and aftercare.

Payment options at the center include federal funding, Medicaid and other state-funded health insurance, Access to Recovery (ATR) vouchers, private health insurance, and self-payment. A sliding fee scale based on income and other factors is also available.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 2
  • Treatment Approaches: 7.77
  • Cost: 4.29
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 9.23
  • Ancillary Services: 6.66

3. EmberWood Center Adult Treatment Services

EmberWood Center Adult Treatment Services had an overall score of 4.8 out of 10 points. The facility offers outpatient substance abuse rehabilitation services that involve the prescription and administration of Buprenorphine and Naltrexone as well as Buprenorphine maintenance for a predetermined amount of time. The center provides treatment approaches such as cognitive and dialectical behavioral therapies, 12-step facilitation and Matrix Model approaches, relapse prevention, motivational interviewing and incentives, and trauma-related counseling.

Social skills development, gambling disorder treatment, tobacco cessation counseling, employment training, and aftercare are among the center’s ancillary services. Special programs for unique groups are limited to adolescents and transitional age young adults.

This center accepts federal funding, Medicaid and other state-funded health insurance, private health insurance, and self-payment. Payment assistance and a sliding fee scale based on income and other factors are also available.

  • Rehabilitation Services Provided: 4
  • Treatment Approaches: 6.66
  • Cost: 7.15
  • Special Programs for Unique Demographics: 1.42
  • Ancillary Services: 2.59
Top-Rated, Low-Cost Treatment Centers in Cincinnati
RankRehabTotal ScoreContact Information
#1Aspire Indiana Health, Inc.
Addiction Services
72506 Willowbrook Parkway, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Intake Tel: 317-574-1254
#2Community Outreach Network Services, Inc.5.52105 North Meridian Street, Suite 102
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Main Tel: 317-926-5463
#3EmberWood Center Adult Treatment Services4.81431 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Main Tel: 317-536-7100
#4Meridian Health Services4.31518 Main Street
Elwood, IN 46036
Main Tel: 765-552-0841
#5Agape Behavioral Health and Addiction Counseling Services, Inc.4.35150 East Stop 11 Road,Suite 14
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Main Tel: 317-886-7404
#6Meridian Health Services4.81547 Ohio Avenue
Anderson, IN 46016
Main Tel: 765-641-7499
#7Families First Substance Use Services3.72240 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Main Tel: 317-634-6341
#8Families First Substance Use Services – Hancock County3.613 North State Street, Suite 141
Greenfield, IN 46140
Main Tel: 317-462-3733
#9Life Recovery Center Substance Abuse & Addiction Treatment Services-West3.13607 West 16th Street, Suite B-3
Indianapolis, IN 46222
Main Tel: 317-887-3290

Finding a Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Indianapolis

Start by determining your coverage

To determine your best options for a rehabilitation center, it is important to first learn about your health insurance coverage. Reach out to your private or healthcare marketplace insurance provider to find out which substance abuse treatment centers are available to you. To discover if you qualify for low-income Medicaid services, and to determine eligibility, visit in.gov/fssa. Regardless of the type of coverage you have, both public and private insurance companies must cover substance abuse treatment for qualified individuals.

Use our database to find a treatment center near you

The tool below lists all of the treatment centers in the state of Indiana recognized by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Enter your zip code and select the filter icon to find relevant treatment centers near you.

Schedule an assessment

If you are pursuing treatment that your insurance will cover, your first step will likely be scheduling an assessment by a qualified individual, such as a therapist or counselor. Most facilities do provide assessments, or your primary care provider may refer you. Contact the companies in the above database to discover if they will provide this service.

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    What to Expect in Rehab

    Addiction treatment is a multifaceted industry encompassing a variety of techniques and philosophies. As a result, the science of studying addiction is constantly shifting, as well as improving over time. However, the core elements of rehabilitation remain quite similar.

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    For more on what to expect in rehab, read our guide on the addiction rehabilitation process

    II. Finding Aftercare in Indianapolis

    The rehabilitation process is a lifelong venture, the chances of relapse rise substantially without proper aftercare upon release from a treatment facility. A variety of aftercare options provide flexibility to the community, including group therapy, follow-up visits for continued therapy, and sober living homes. Research reveals that long-term participation in these types of aftercare activities dramatically improves the outcome of rehabilitation efforts.

    Alcoholics Anonymous, the well-known nationwide addiction support group, created the 12-step process for persons recovering from alcohol addiction. Today, many other resources follow a similar path, including Narcotics Anonymous – also called NA – for those struggling with drug addiction.

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    Contact the appropriate local organization to find an AA or NA meeting near you

    See our directory tool below to find local organizations that can help you find Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA) group meetings near you. Meeting times and locations do change periodically, so make sure to call ahead to check if the online information is accurate.

    Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) Database

    NameCityProgramTelephoneSpanish Hotline
    Across the River Area NAAcross the River Area (Evansville)NA(877) 642-5831N/A
    Calumet Area IntergroupHammondAA(219) 660-0867;(219) 844-6695N/A
    Central Indiana Area NACentral Indiana Area (Indianapolis)NA(317) 875-5459N/A
    Central Service OfficeElkhartAA(574) 295-8188N/A
    Crossroads Area NACrossroads Area (Kokomo/Lafayette)NA(765) 456-5905N/A
    East Central Area NAEast Central Area (Anderson)NAN/AN/A
    Fort Wayne Area IntergroupFt. WayneAA(260) 471-6262N/A
    Indianapolis Intergroup Inc.IndianapolisAA(317) 632-7864N/A
    Lafayette Area Districts 49 & 51West LafayetteAA(765) 742-1666N/A
    Limestone Area NALimestone Area (Bloomington)NA(812) 331-9767N/A
    Madison County IntergroupAndersonAA(765) 644-3212N/A
    Michiana Central Service OfficeSouth BendAA(574) 234-7007N/A
    Mid-State Area NAMid-State Area (Anderson/Muncie)NA(866) 683-2022N/A
    Muncie Tri-District 85,87,89, IntergroupMuncieAA(765) 284-2515N/A
    North Central Indiana Area NANorth Central Indiana AreaNAN/AN/A
    North Eastern Area NANorth Eastern Area (Fort Wayne)NA(260) 427-9113N/A
    North West Area NANorth West Area (Gary)NA(219) 765-5327N/A
    Oficina Intergrupal HispanaIndianapolisAAN/A(317) 631-5099
    South Shore Area NASouth Shore Area (Valparaiso)NA(219) 793-6262N/A
    Southeastern Indiana IntergroupColumbusAA(812) 350-8949;(812) 663-0821N/A
    Southwestern Indiana Central OfficeEvansvilleAA(800) 266-5584;(812) 434-4952N/A
    Wabash Valley Area NAWabash Valley Area (Terre Haute)NA(877) 888-4130N/A
    Wabash Valley IntergroupTerre HauteAA(812) 236-2369N/A

    Sober Living Homes

    Sober living homes, or recovery residences, help residents to maintain their sobriety while encouraging these recovering addicts to regain their independence and re-enter society. These homes offer a supportive and positive environment that is particularly helpful to addiction recovery, and residents also benefit from a community with a zero-tolerance policy towards drugs and alcohol. Research shows that persons who integrate into such a community – one that incentivizes productivity, including cultivating skills essential for locating and keeping stable employment and creating healthy relationships – gain the encouragement and confidence to focus on building a life outside of their addiction. These kinds of communities ultimately help addicts break free of the cycle of substance abuse.

    Residents of sober living homes are expected to care for their space as if they were renting, so they are often assigned chores, as well as being responsible for rent costs. Support groups in each home are based upon house principles, and attendance is typically mandatory. Residents are usually welcome to remain in the home from anywhere from a few months to several years, given they follow all house rules and avoid a relapse, as these homes have zero-tolerance drug and alcohol use policies.

    You can find sober living homes in Indianapolis by checking our database, or you can select the appropriate filter from our tool above. Alternatively, you can head to our guide on sober living homes to learn more about them, as well as search for a certified recovery residence in your area.

    III. Substance Abuse in Indianapolis

    Excessive drinking in Marion County is reflective of Indiana as a whole

    In recent years, excessive drinking has increased in both Marion County and Indiana. Between 2014 and 2019, the percentage of adults who reported engaging heavy or binge drinking at both the county and state level rose from 16% in 2014 to 19% in 2019, an increase of 18.75%. In fact, the percentage of excessive drinking reported in the county and state were equal each year in the designated time period except for 2017, when the state percentage exceeded the county percentage by a mere one percentage point – or 5.88%. This nearly identical data suggests that trends in alcohol use in Marion County have mirrored Indiana in recent years.

    County Health Rankings: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

    Opioid-related overdose death rate in Marion County exceeds state and national rates

    The rate of overdose deaths involving opioids has risen dramatically in Marion County in recent years, corresponding with considerable increases in Indiana and the United States. Between 2011 and 2015, the opioid-related death rate per 100,000 residents Marion County grew from 15.8 to 26, a dramatic 64.56% increase. In Indiana, the opioid-related death rate rose 31.3% during the same time period. By comparison, the opioid-related death rate increased by 24.59% in the United States in the same time period. Alarmingly, the percentage difference between the opioid-related death rate in Marion County and the opioid-related death rate in the United States was an astounding 52.43% in 2015.

    Opiate-Related Death Rate Per 100,000 Residents, 2011-2015
    YearOpioid-related death rate in Marion CountyOpioid-related death rate in IndianaOpioid-related death rate in the U.S.
    201115.813.112.2
    201219.613.612.2
    201321.514.212.9
    201424.515.813.7
    20152617.215.2
    Percentage Change+64.56%+31.3%+24.59%

    Source: Using Marion County, Indiana Coroner Records and Deputy Field Officer Reports To Understand Heroin and Prescription Painkiller Overdoses: Opiate-Related Fatalities: Number of Deaths and Crude Death Rate, 1991-2015

    Deaths due to drugs and alcohol in Marion County are higher than in Indiana

    16.36%

    of Marion County deaths caused by drugs and alcohol

    12.71%

    of U.S. deaths caused by drugs and alcohol

    Between 2008 and 2017, there were 15,088 deaths induced by drugs and/or alcohol in Marion County. This number is 16.36% of the total number of deaths among all ages during the same time period in the county. This percentage is notably higher than the percentage of deaths attributed to drugs and alcohol in the United States during that time.

    Drug and Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Marion County Between 2008 and 2017
    0-1718+All Ages
    Drug-Induced Deaths in Marion County1612,83012,846
    Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Marion County32,2392,242
    Total Deaths in Marion County1,84490,38592,229
    Percentage of Drug & Alcohol-Induced Deaths in Marion County
    1.03%16.67%16.36%

    Key Indicators of Substance Abuse

    Collecting data on exactly how communities are affected by substance use disorders can be complicated because addicts are often hesitant to be honest about their own addiction for a host of reasons. Nevertheless, we can consider several data points to understand the larger impact of substance abuse in Indianapolis. We located statistics from sectors such as premature deaths and the rate of violent crimes across the area to provide a broader view of the substance abuse issues that impact Indianapolis.

    Premature deaths climb higher in Marion County than in Indiana

    Both Marion County and Indiana have experienced a rise in premature deaths among the adult population in recent years. County Health Rankings measures premature deaths in “years of potential life lost,” which is the number of years between the actual age of death and age 75. Premature deaths are measured rather than overall mortality to emphasize statistics on preventable deaths among younger persons rather than deaths among the elderly.

    From 2015 to 2019, Marion County experienced a 13.47% increase in years of potential life lost amongst county residents, rising from 8,637 years of potential life lost in 2015 to 9,800 years of potential life lost in 2019. In Indiana, the corresponding rise was 8.93%, increasing from 7,528 years of potential life lost to 8,200 years of potential life lost in the same time period.

    The increase in years of potential life lost in Marion County and Indiana could be partly due to the increase in overdose deaths in the county and state in recent years. Overdose deaths often occur in younger demographics, and the younger the age of death, the more years of potential life lost before age 75. For example, in 2017, 53.46% of overdose deaths in Indiana occurred between the ages of 25 and 44, a demographic that contributes significantly to years of potential life lost.

    Years of Potential Life Lost Per 100,000 Residents, 2015-2019
    YearYears of Potential Life Lost in Marion CountyYears of Potential Life Lost in Indiana
    20158,6377,528
    20168,8007,600
    20179,0007,700
    20189,2007,800
    20199,8008,200
    Percentage Change+13.47%+8.93%

    Source: County Health Rankings, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

    Violent crime in Marion County soars above other Indiana counties and the state

    Marion County has been a hotbed of violent crime in Indiana in recent years. The number of reported violent crimes rose from 1,128 offenses per 100,000 residents in 2014 to 1,251 offenses per 100,000 residents in 2019, a 10.9% increase. Statewide during the same time period, reported violent crimes increased 17.02%; however, that percentage equated to raw numbers of only 329 offenses per 100,000 residents in 2014 to 385 offenses per 100,000 residents in 2019, approximately a third of the prevalence of violent crime offenses in Marion County. Furthermore, in 2019, the percentage difference between violent crime offenses in Marion County and the next highest county for violent crime offenses per 100,000 residents was a significant 39.66%. The same year, the percentage difference in reported violent crime offenses between Marion County and the state of Indiana per 100,000 residents was a whopping 105.87%.

    The strong prevalence – and increase – of violent crime in Marion County in recent years may be connected to a corresponding increase in alcohol abuse. Excessive drinking among adults in Marion County has risen considerably in recent years, increasing by 18.75% between 2014 and 2019. The John Hopkins Center on Alcohol Marketing and Youth reports a positive association between access to alcohol and violence. Urban areas like Indianapolis often have countless alcohol outlets, increasing the risk of violence in these areas.

    Reported Violent Crime Offenses Per 100,000 Residents, 2014-2019
    YearMarion CountyIndiana
    20141128329
    20151124334
    20161124334
    20171197356
    20181197356
    20191251385
    Percentage Change+10.90%+17.02%

    Source: County Health Rankings: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

    IV. Take Action

    There are multiple resources in Indianapolis and the surrounding area for persons struggling with substance dependency. Use our tool to discover a rehabilitation center near you that can help to determine your insurance coverage and your rehab needs. Many low-cost centers can help you if you feel you are unable to afford treatment, even if you don’t have insurance.